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Steam Whistle Brewery

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Address: The Roundhouse | 255 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9, Canada
Phone Number: (416) 362-2337
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
Description: Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam...
Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam Whistle Brewing occupies Bays 1-24 within the old John Street Roundhouse building, a designated National Historic Site that was previously home to the Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive repair facility. Thousands of visitors visit this brewery every year to attend one of the on-site events or take a tour of how the company brews its own Pilsner.
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Fantastic local craft beers + Friendly informative staff = Great visit, always!!!

I always enjoy visiting this local brewery...very easy to navigate around, staff very helpful, friendly and always happy to share their knowledge along with great tasting craft... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I always enjoy visiting this local brewery...very easy to navigate around, staff very helpful, friendly and always happy to share their knowledge along with great tasting craft beers = Win Win situation!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We heard about how awesome this tour was so we decided to do this as our last activity in Toronto. We were 3 adults and 1 child and we didn't get charged the 10$ tour fee for our son which was nice. We got a sample upon arriving, and then were given a beer during the tour. At the end,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There are 2 breweries very close to each other but we only visited the one which we enjoyed so went back the day after. There are tours which we did not do as we have done a couple in breweries in other countries. When you enter you receive a sample of beer and we had pints which are offered in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We didn't take a tour but listened in on one taking place while we were enjoying a pint in the courtyard and it sounded great. We went 2 days in a row for tasty refreshing beers in the sunshine - better than any pub!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a great idea for beer lovers. We booked in advance as summers are busy. We were greeted with a friendly smile and a good size sample. Once the tour started we were given a bottle to try. It was quite good considering I'm not a beer drinker. The tour was very interesting and the Tour guide was very pleasant... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Took the tour, bought some souvenirs, had a couple brews and enjoyed every minute of it! Every team member we had contact with was professional, helpful, and seemed to really enjoy their "jobs". The tour was informative and fun! Thanks to David B for going above and beyond ensuring we had a spot after our 1200 mile commute! CHEERS!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Definitely go on the tour!! Very informative with lots of historical facts about the building, a tour of the line, and our tour guide even pulled a bottle right off the line for us to try the freshest beer possible. I kept the bottle because it was stamped with our visit date and time, so cool!!

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

After drinking the brew we decided to visit the brewery. There is a lovely little steam train for the younger folk and free samples of the brew for the oldies. Missed out on the tour unfortunately, it gets booked up quickly.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Our visit to Steam Whistle was one of the highlights of our trip to Toronto. We took our son with us on a tour of this brewery and all of us enjoyed it. The tour guide went out of her way to make the children feel a part of the tour and blowing the whistle was loved by our son.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

For 10 dollars this is an oasis of excellence. Loads of free beer included plus a gift souvenir. Really good hours spent and would recommend highly.

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